We have designed these cutters specifically for producing picture frame mouldings and all designs are exclusive to Wealden.
A router table is required to enable the accurate and safe production of mouldings. It should be noted, however, that some mouldings are large and not suited to the novice router user. The suggested timber section to use for the Lanterns profile is 30mm wide x 25mm high.Making picture frames with these cutters...
A router table is required to enable the accurate and safe production of mouldings. It should be noted, however, that some mouldings are large and not suited to the novice router user. The Venezia profile, in particular, needs to be cut in several passes to reach the full depth. The easiest and best method of producing mouldings is to cut them on the board then part them off after moulding. Alternatively, size the timber then attach it to a larger board with double-sided tape in order to hold it securely whilst cutting the profile. Rebates can be cut on the router table with a straight 2 flute cutter or, for better results, use a rabetting cutter or a tenon-surface trim. For small frames a single rebate will be satisfactory, but on larger sections and frames a double rebate will allow a back panel in 3mm or 4mm MDF to be fitted. This will strengthen the frame considerably. Mitres are best cut on a picture frame mitring machine but, failing this, hand mitre saws are readily available to buy. A mitre circular saw can also be used, but ensure that the blade is running true or it will not produce an accurate joint.X